Author Archives: Angie Mason

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record. Follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1

Blog: Receiver appointed for Mosaica

Diane Ravitch, a national voice in debates over public education, reports on her blog that a federal judge in Atlanta has appointed a receiver for the Mosaica charter school chain, as a result of a lawsuit filed by a creditor. You … Continue reading

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Spring Grove Rocket Scientists to work with NASA again

It looks like Spring Grove’s Rocket Scientists will have the chance to work with NASA once again. Back in 2013, we wrote about a team of Spring Grove Area High School students who were selected for NASA’s student launch program. … Continue reading

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This time, kids smooched a piglet for a good cause

I’ve blogged before about how principals are often doing crazy things to reward their students, maybe for hitting a reading goal or a fundraising milestone. On the list of crazy things, we’ve seen principals pucker up to pigs. The events usually … Continue reading

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York Country Day students sing for new citizens

On Thursday, fifth-grade students from York Country Day School honored new U.S. citizens with a song at the naturalization ceremony that took place at the York County Administrative Center. Meet the new citizens: Click here for a photo gallery and … Continue reading

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York City School District audit coming

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York City situation draws attention in national media

The possible conversion of York City School District buildings to charter schools run by outside operators has drawn the attention of some national news outlets and bloggers lately. The attention has been coming from sources opposed to the idea of … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania School Boards Association asks candidates about education

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association sent six education-related questions to every state House and Senate candidate. Their answers have been compiled on this website, where you can search for the candidates in your area. It looks like only one candidate … Continue reading

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York City teachers cite fraud report in fighting charters

York City teachers, who continue to fight the possibility that charter operators could be brought in to run district buildings next year, this week pointed to a report detailing fraud by charter school officials in the state. The Center for Popular … Continue reading

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How do you quiet your noisy classroom?

Teachers have tricks for quieting noisy classrooms. What are yours?

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Read more about charter meeting, rally in York City

Read more about a rally and meeting regarding the possibility of charter operators being brought in to run York City School District buildings.

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